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Roger L. Fosdick
College of Science & Engineering Distinguished Professor Emeritus
(Retired 2013)

Contact Information:

205A Akerman

612-625-3072

Personal web page
Roger Fosdick 

Research Areas


-Broad spectrum of problems in thermodynamics and continuum mechanics at both the applied and foundation levels
-Study of non-linear material behavior using the methods of applied mathematics

Degrees

B.S., Mech. Engineering, Ill. Institute of Tech., 1959
Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Brown University, 1963

Experience

1969 – 2013: Professor of Mechanics Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota
2006: Visiting Professor Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale Universita di Bari Bari, Italy (January-June)
2004: Visiting Professor Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale Universita di Bari Bari, Italy Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile Universita di Roma ”Tor Vergata” Rome, Italy (May-June)
2003: Visiting Professor Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale Universita di Bari Bari, Italy Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture Universita degli Studi di Parma Parma, Italy Instituto di Scienza delle Costruzioni Universita di Pisa Pisa, Italy (June-July)
1997: CNR Visiting Professor Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale Universita di Bari Bari, Italy Instituto di Scienza delle Costruzioni Universita di Pisa Pisa, Italy (April 14-May 15)
1994: Visiting Professor Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale Universita di Bari Bari, Italy Instituto di Scienza delle Costruzioni Universita di Pisa Pisa, Italy (May 21-June 15)
1991: CNR Visiting Professor Instituto di Matematica Applicata Universita degli Studi di Padova Padova, Italy Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale Universita di Bari Bari, Italy Instituto di Scienza delle Costruzioni Universita di Pisa Pisa, Italy (May 27-June 22)
1990 – 1991: Program Coordinator Institute for Mathematics and its Applications Phase Transitions and Free Boundaries University of Minnesota
1989: Visiting Professor Instituto di Matematica Applicata Universita degli Studi di Padova Padova, Italy (May 19–June 7)
1987: CNR Visiting Professor Instituto di Scienza delle Costruzioni Universita di Pisa, Pisa, Italy (2 months) Summer University Faculty Thermomechanical and Physical Div.1534 Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM (2 months)
1986: Summer University Faculty Thermomechanical and Physical Div. 1534 Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM (2 months)
Summer University Faculty Thermomechanical and Physical Div. 1534 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM (2 months)
1982: Visiting Professor Planta Piloto de Ingenieria Quimica Universidad Nacional del Sur Bahia Blanca, Argentina (2 months)
1980: Erskine Fellow Department of Civil Engineering and Visiting Professor University of Canterbury Christchurch, New Zealand (2 months)
1977: Visiting Professor Department of Chemical Engineering Federal University of Rio de Janeiro COPPE, Brazil (2 months)
1965 – 1969: Associate Professor of Mechanics Department of Mechanics Illinois Institute of Technology
1962 – 1965: Assistant Professor of Mechanics Department of Mechanics Illinois Institute of Technology
1965: Resident Research Associate Argonne National Laboratories (3 months)
1964: Consultant ITT Research Institute (1 month) Research Associate Division of Applied Mathematics Brown University (2 months)
1961 – 1962: Visiting Fellow Mathematics Department University of Durham, King’s College Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
1959 – 1962: National Defense Act Fellow Graduate Student and Research Assistant Division of Applied Mathematics Brown University
 

Five Recent Publications

  • R.L.Fosdick, P.Foti, A.Fraddosio, S.Marzano, M.Piccioni, 2014, A lower bound estimate of the critical load in bifurcation analysis for incompressible elastic solids, Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids, (Journal Article) More Details
  • R.L.Fosdick, A.Aguiar, 2014, On the corner behavior of a nonlinear elastic wedge under mixed boundard conditions, Int. J. Nonlinear Mech, (Journal Article) More Details
  • R.L.Fosdick, G.Royer-Carfagni, 2014, Singular shear-force states in elementary plate theory, J. Elasticity, (Journal Article) More Details
  • R.L.Fosdick, G.Royer-Carfagni, 2014, Piero Villaggio: representative of the Italian tradition of honored elasticians, J. Elasticity, (Journal Article) More Details
  • R.L.Fosdick, P.Foti, A.Fraddosio, S.Marzano, M.Piccioni, 2013, Taylor-like bifurcations for a compressible isotropic elastic tube. , Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids, (Journal Article) More Details

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Honors and Fellowships

Politecnico di Bari, December, 2005
Background (in Italian)
Fellow, American Academy of Mechanics, 1993
Background

Editorial Positions

Editorial Board, Journal of Differential Equations and Nonlinear Mechanics (2005 - Present)
Editorial Board, Electronic Journal of Mathematical & Physical Sciences (2002 - Present)
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Elasticity (1998 - Present)
Editorial Board, Journal of Elasticity (1970 - Present)
Editorial Board, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics (1996–2006)

Subjects and Courses Taught

Undergraduate
AEM 2011 -- Statics
AEM 3031 -- Deformable Body Mechanics
AEM 4581 -- Mechanics of Solids
Graduate
AEM 5501 -- Continuum Mechanics
AEM 5503 -- Theory of Elasticity
AEM 8511 -- Advanced Topics in Continuum Mechanics

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